The producer's filings note that in a 2011 deposition, Kesha denied that Gottwald made any sexual advances toward her. Portions of the deposition were unsealed by a New York judge last month.Kesha's attorney Mark Geragos has said that Gottwald threatened his client that he would harm her if she ever discussed the alleged rape.Gottwald's lawyers are also seeking the dismissal of a claim of gender violence, which they state has a three year statute of limitations. If dismissed, six other allegations including sexual harassment, civil harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress would remain in the case, although those might be the subject of later motions."Dr. Luke is hiding behind a legally flawed motion which we expect won't work," Geragos wrote in an email.Kesha and Gottwald have competing lawsuits filed in Los Angeles and New York, respectively. The producer, who has produced hits for artists such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Pitbull, Flo Rida and Miley Cyrus, has denied he raped Kesha and his attorneys have said her case is an attempt by the singer to gain a more favorable contract.The Tik Tok singer's suit accuses Gottwald of subjecting her to other sexual and emotional abuse for nearly a decade. The abuse led Kesha to develop a severe eating disorder that required her to enter rehab earlier this year, according to the lawsuit.She is asking a judge to release her from contracts she signed with Gottwald.
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